West Bank and Gaza Poverty Rate 2004-2021

Poverty headcount ratio at $5.50 a day is the percentage of the population living on less than $5.50 a day at 2011 international prices. As a result of revisions in PPP exchange rates, poverty rates for individual countries cannot be compared with poverty rates reported in earlier editions.
  • West Bank and Gaza poverty rate for 2016 was 21.90%, a 3.2% increase from 2011.
  • West Bank and Gaza poverty rate for 2011 was 18.70%, a 1.3% decline from 2010.
  • West Bank and Gaza poverty rate for 2010 was 20.00%, a 0.9% increase from 2009.
  • West Bank and Gaza poverty rate for 2009 was 19.10%, a 9.5% decline from 2007.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Bangladesh 84.30%
Eswatini 72.00%
Kyrgyz Republic 61.40%
Indonesia 59.70%
Ghana 56.30%
Honduras 53.60%
Georgia 43.30%
Sri Lanka 41.70%
El Salvador 31.40%
Mongolia 30.60%
Vietnam 28.20%
Bolivia 24.90%
Kosovo 23.60%
West Bank and Gaza 21.90%
Moldova 15.90%
Ukraine 5.60%
West Bank and Gaza Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2016 21.90% 3.20%
2011 18.70% -1.30%
2010 20.00% 0.90%
2009 19.10% -9.50%
2007 28.60% 7.40%
2006 21.20% -1.20%
2005 22.40% -2.10%
2004 24.50% -2.10%